Tag Archives: South Kensington

1862 Exposition –the International Galleries explored through the notion of the Sensory

The second research post by RCA History of Design students involved in the Memories of the Future exhibition (more information here). Abstract: An exploration of the sensory engagement and experience of visitors to the 1862 exhibition, with a focus on the … Continue reading

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‘Becoming’ The Albert Memorial

All the way back in December 2013, the editors of Visit1862 mused on the possibilities of considering the 1862 International Exhibition as an ‘object obituary’ to Prince Albert, the late husband of Queen Victoria: RIP Prince Albert. Almost two whole … Continue reading

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Visit1862 Field Trip for the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

On Wednesday 8th July the editors of visit1862.com had the privilege of running a field trip as part of the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Comprised of seven historical geographers with a wide range interests including the development of museums, … Continue reading

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The 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers: Field Visit

Field Visit at the 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers South Kensington and the 1862 International Exhibition The editors of visit1862.com are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 8th July 2015 (thinking ahead!) we shall be running a day trip … Continue reading

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Smells Like 1862

February, 2014 Location Tucked away between Piccadilly and Leicester Square is Jerymn Street.  A classy collection of smart shop fronts neighbouring the Royal Academy, Fortnum & Mason and the Ritz hotel, our historical trip this month has taken us to … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Rival Roses

So, there’s no escaping it, its just one more day until Valentines Day (we can already hear the collective groans!). However… what about the fortunate few with many Valentines?  Our cartoon today depicts two such young ladies in the gardens … Continue reading

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The Tenth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… ten Lords a Leaping   The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 was established in 1850 to oversee the organisation of the first International Exhibition – known … Continue reading

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RIP Prince Albert

  RIP Prince Albert: Reading The 1862 International Exhibition as an Object Obituary On the 14th December 1861, the death of Prince Albert was announced to a startled nation: The nation has just sustained the greatest loss that could possible … Continue reading

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Walking 1862

October, 2013 Until we get our hands on a working time machine, we never stop daydreaming about which part of history we’d go back to if we could.  High on our priority list would be South Kensington in 1862 (of … Continue reading

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